Dorothy Kirschner

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dorothy (Dot) Kirschner (Pounds) passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the night on Thursday, July 1, at her home in Buda, Texas, at the age of 74.

Dorothy was born on June 28, 1942, in Bogalusa, to the late Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, mother-in-law and soon-to-be great grandmother. Dorothy was known for her loving heart, caring nature, and her remarkable abilities to pick up just about any craft and turn it into an art form.

Throughout her life she maintained a sweet spirit, was always an encouragement to others, and spoke ill of no one. To her children she was known for her boisterous support at their sporting events and her warm embrace in times of need. Dorothy was blessed with a courageous and adventurous spirit traveling far from her birthplace having lived in Houston, Austin, San Diego, and places in-between.

Dorothy treasured her time talking to her friends, creating all types of crafts, but her greatest joy in life was her family. Loving mother to Scott Killens and fiancée Linda Calamito of Boston, Mass.; Kevin Killens and wife Brenda Killens of Leander, Texas; Charles Killens of Austin, Texas; Joetta Laree Daniels and husband Paul Daniels of Leander; grandmother to Kurt Killens, Kevin Killens Jr., Brittany Killens, Braden Killens and Tensley Daniels; sister to Mildred Fowler and Fred Pounds; lifelong best friend (sister) JoAnne Book. She is also survived by many extended family members and countless friends touched by Dorothy’s warmth and love.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Pounds and Bertha Pounds; her two brothers, Jessie Pounds and Johnny Pounds Jr.; and three sisters, Judy Neismith, Jean Pritchett and Louise Hartzog.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 7, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home starting at 5 p.m., (eulogy at 6 p.m.), with a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery, with Pastor Tommy Varnado officiating.

Arrangements are by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

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